Aircell

  • Gogo and Groundlink's Partnership, Free Inflight Internet Deal

    Gogo and Groundlink's Partnership, Free Inflight Internet Deal

    Gogo Inflight Internet by Aircell and GroundLink’s LimoRes.com today announced a partnership and promotion to give air travelers free, inflight wifi. The way you get the freebie is pretty standard: while you’re flying access Gogo’s portal, look for the ground transportation link and book a limo from the airport in your destination city. Wait for a promotional code to arrive… Read More

  • American Airlines Greening Fleet, Adding GoGo

    American Airlines Greening Fleet, Adding GoGo

    American Airlines announced today that it is buying 35 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s to replace aging planes in its fleet. These aircraft are 35% more fuel efficient than the MD80 aircraft that they are replacing – which saves about 800,000 gallons of fuel per aircraft per year, the airline reports. The new planes will be equipped with bigger overhead storage bins, and more AC power… Read More

  • US Airways catches up to 2009, rolling out Gogo in 2010

    US Airways catches up to 2009, rolling out Gogo in 2010

    Congrats to US Airways for striking up a deal with Aircell to deploy Gogo on their fleet of 50 A321 aeroplanes. Condolences to the hard working folks who will have to wait until 2010 to use the in-flight Wi-Fi service. Read More

  • Aircell now offers Gogo pricing for shorter flights

    Aircell now offers Gogo pricing for shorter flights

    Any in-flight Wi-Fi fans in the audience? Listen up, kids. Aircell announced new pricing for their Gogo service today and it applies to those flying extremely short distances, like 1.5 hours. If you’re on a flight that’s less than 1.5 hours you’ll be forking over $6 and those of you looking for a 24-hour pass will have to shell over $13. That is all. Read More

  • Virgin America first to offer fleetwide Wi-Fi, gives other airlines the bird

    Virgin America first to offer fleetwide Wi-Fi, gives other airlines the bird

    Whether we realize it or not, there’s a race going on in the skies above us. With the advent of wireless Internet access creeping into what once our sanctuary of solitude at 37,000 feet has now become a domain for self-righteous dingbats to livestream their flights for all to see. Leading the way is Virgin America who announced today that they are the first airline in all the land to… Read More

  • AirTran inks deal with Aircell, fleetwide Wi-Fi by mid-summer

    AirTran inks deal with Aircell, fleetwide Wi-Fi by mid-summer

    Today in Baltimore, I think, AirTran announced that it would become the first fleet in the US to have Wi-Fi on every flight. Equipped with Aircell’s Gogo service, AirTran will outfit all 136 Boeing 737 and 717s by mid-summer. No word on pricing, but we expect them to fall in line with what Virgin America and American Air charge. That is all. Read More

  • American Airlines to expand fleet with Aircell's Gogo service

    American Airlines to expand fleet with Aircell's Gogo service

    Aircell and American Airlines have just announced that the domestic carrier will continue to deploy Gogo throughout 300 planes in the next two years. Starting this year, AA will outfit 150 MD-80 aircrafts followed by Boeing 737-800s. Gogo is currently available on non-stop AA flights originating from JFK to SFO, LAX and MIA. Flights longer than three hours cost $13 while flights shorter than… Read More

  • Live from 35k feet! [Update 2]

    Live from 35k feet! [Update 2]

    Come chat with me on Ustream on my Virgin America flight and watch people walk by! I’ll be turning on my camera every hour or so and I’ll be chatting live from 35,000 feet. I’ll also be IMing with Virgin America’s IFE engineer James Weatherson around 6PM PT today and I’ll post a transcript. He’s in charge of the Red entertainment system on-board all VA… Read More

  • Aircell now offering mobile phone pricing for Gogo service

    Aircell now offering mobile phone pricing for Gogo service

    Aircell has reduced the price of their in-flight Wi-Fi service Gogo to $7.95 for users who just want to connect their handheld devices. Let’s face it, when you’re stuck in coach on an American flight, you don’t want to pull out your laptop only to have it crushed by the passenger in front of you. Gogo is currently available on American Airlines, Delta and Virgin America… Read More

  • Virgin America now tells you which planes are Wi-Fi ready

    Virgin America now tells you which planes are Wi-Fi ready

    Just a quick update for the transcon flying tech folk. Virgin America updated their online booking system to show you which flights are wired for Wi-Fi so, you know what you’re getting yourself into before you board the plane. Also, starting April 5th, the following routes will all be wired for Wi-Fi: Boston to LA, Boston to San Francisco and Dulles to Los Angeles. Read More

  • Alaska Airlines starts testing satellite-based Wi-Fi services [Update]

    Alaska Airlines has announced that they’ve started testing Row 44’s satellite-based Wi-Fi service on a handful of Boeing 737-700s. The first trial flight will take place between Seattle and San Jose (leaves Seattle at 2:20 PT today and returns on Flight 329 from San Jose back to Seattle) and the service will be free for 60 days. After today that aircraft will shift routes… Read More

  • Virgin America launches service to Boston [Update]

    Virgin America launches service to Boston [Update]

    Virgin America, my favorite domestic airline, is launching service to and from Boston today with three daily routes from LA and two daily routes from San Francisco. This is important for those traveling between Boston and California because all flights to and from Boston are equipped with Aircell’s Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service. Update: We’ve got a list of all Wi-Fi-enabled VA… Read More

  • United signs with Aircell for in-flight Wi-Fi

    United signs with Aircell for in-flight Wi-Fi

    United has signed on with Aircell to bring the Internets to the skies making it harder for us to have some peace and quiet on those transcon flights. They now join Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta and Virgin America. Read More

  • Virgin America rolling out Gogo Wi-Fi service on November 22

    Virgin America rolling out Gogo Wi-Fi service on November 22

    Our buds over at Jaunted just gave us the heads up that Virgin America will begin rolling out Aircell‘s Gogo service, which we reviewed back in August, on November 22. The “beta” flight will take off from SFO, VA’s HQ, to JFK. Virgin plans to roll out the in-flight broadband service on one plane per week with a full rollout scheduled by March 2009. Oh, and they… Read More

  • Air Canada to use Gogo Wi-Fi for international flights

    Air Canada to use Gogo Wi-Fi for international flights

    Canadian travelers will soon be able to emulate their favorite CrunchGear blogger, Peter Ha, as they glom on to Aircell’s Gogo wireless internet service aboard their next international Air Canada flight. You’ll recall that Sweet Pete recently blogged from 37,000 feet using Gogo service aboard American Airlines. What fun we all had! You’ll have to wait until at least spring… Read More

  • VoIP calls on Aircell's Gogo? Big deal, seriously.

    VoIP calls on Aircell's Gogo? Big deal, seriously.


    So you’ve found a way to make VoIP calls on American Airlines flights with Gogo by using some Flash-based service? Good for you, really, but anyone saying that they’ve hacked the system needs to reassess the meaning of the term. Stumbling upon an app that works is not hacking anything. It’s called being lucky. I honestly didn’t care enough to try out all the possible… Read More

  • Review: Aircell's Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi

    Review: Aircell's Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi

    I know Mossberg ‘reviewed’ the service a while back, but he was on the plane by himself with a cornucopia of devices. That’s not a real world situation. I was skeptical of the whole thing like most of you were, but after yesterday I’m completely sold. It’s not earth shattering or anything. I mean, it’s only Wi-Fi on a plane, but it’s finally here… Read More

  • Aircell Gogo: System requirements and supported devices

    Aircell Gogo: System requirements and supported devices


    I guess my mystery device isn’t supported, but I’ll try it out anyway. Read More

  • Blogging live from 37,000 feet via Aircell's Gogo inflight Wi-Fi on American Airlines

    Blogging live from 37,000 feet via Aircell's Gogo inflight Wi-Fi on American Airlines


    I find myself on AA flight #3 headed to LAX from NY’s JFK. Today marks the first day of Aircell’s Gogo inflight service going live for the masses. It will be available on flights from NYC to LA, Miami and San Francisco. The 8AM flight to Miami from JFK is not a 767-200, so those going south won’t be privy to Aircell’s Gogo service. The flight is full from what… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Blogging Live From 37,000 Feet!

    Hey folks. I’m on American Airlines Flight #3 from JFK to LAX and working from 37,000 feet via Aircell’s Gogo inflight Wi-Fi service. Jump on over to CrunchGear for all the hot, live blogging action and review. Read More